Adobe updates Photoshop Touch for tablets

Support for Retina Display and 12-megapixel images tops the list of new features.

Adobe today released an update to Photoshop Touch, the tablet subset of Adobe’s popular photo editing software. Higher resolution tops the list of new features.

Adobe Photoshop Touch 1.3 includes Shred and Colorize among its new features. (Source: Adobe)

Photoshop Touch provides a variety of editing tools, including layered images, which can be shared to social network sites like Facebook or uploaded to the Adobe Creative Cloud for use in other applications.

Photoshop Touch 1.3 now supports Retina Display on the third-generation iPad, and also supports images up to 12 megapixels on both the iPad and Android platforms.

Other new features in this update:

  • Two new languages: Russian and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Two new Effects: Shred and Colorize
  • Smoother animation and scrolling in the organizer, tutorial browser and file picker
  • New three-finger tap gesture to toggle 100% view and fit screen
  • New pixel-nudging Mode for precise movements
  • Support for Apple Photo Stream
  • Various bug fixes.
Adobe Photoshop Touch supports many of the same images effects as Photoshop CS6. (Source: Adobe)

Adobe Photoshop Touch 1.3 is available as a free update for existing Photoshop Touch customers on the iTunes App Store or on Google Play; new users may purchase the app for US$9.99.

Our take

Retina Display support has become the gold standard for graphics apps—and not every vendor with an iOS graphics app is on board yet. One developer we talked to recently confided it is a “punishing” standard.  Kudos to Adobe for doing the hard work.

Like its desktop big brother, Adobe Photoshop Touch makes it possible to get the “one right photo” with a bit of cut and paste and help from layering. (Source: Adobe)